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MTN brings bright side to learners with disabilities

The MTN SA Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Social Development, have joined forces to hand over three multimedia centres that will cater to the needs of the learners living with disabilities in Vhembe district, Limpopo.

Tshilidzini Special School caters for learners with visual, hearing and physical impairments, and the three state-of-the-art multimedia centres will enhance the quality of teaching and enrich the learner experience.

Tshilidzini Special School will also receive free data each month for the next two years.

Says Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager for MTN SA Foundation: "We are humbled to be given the opportunity to enrich the learning experience of these learners through the usage of technology and connectivity. What we have achieved here today gives expression to our conviction to democratise the Internet and ensure that connectivity is easily accessible to everyone. We hope that the equipment we are handing over will go a long way towards stimulating the thirst for knowledge and education."

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Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN".

As at the end of 30 June 2010, MTN recorded 129.2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit http://www.mtn.com and http://www.mtnfootball.com.